This week we’ll finish up the retelling of Israel’s history from its height to its collapse. As we start, they’ve been torn into two nations, Israel (North) and Judah (South).
Unlike how the story was told in 1 & 2 Kings, the Chronicles focus almost exclusively on Judah, their series of good and bad kings, and a few moments of hopefulness.
By the end, Israel and Judah have both lost their kingdoms, the people are exiled to Babylon, and soon the stage will be set for the eventual rebuilding under Ezra and Nehemiah.
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